Everyone focuses on what you put into your body as one of the most important factors in health, but what about what you put on your body? The skin is the largest organ we have, and because it’s highly porous, it absorbs nearly everything we put on it.

 

So it’s not just about “you are what you eat” — you’re also what you put on yourself, the thoughts going on in your head, and nearly everything in between.

 

The conventional skincare and cosmetics we normally buy at the store are full of toxic substances that seep through your pores and enter your bloodstream, having potentially harmful effects on your body in the long run. Things like fragrances, parabens, coal tar dyes, and siloxanes — all ingredients found in common cosmetic products — are classified as toxic compounds that are carcinogenic, hormone and endocrine disruptors, neurotoxins, among many others.

 

The fact is, no one wants to find out they’ve done irreparable damage from using lipstick, or moisturizer, or shampoo in 10 years, so switching to all-natural skincare and cosmetics is crucial.

 

If you’re curious to learn more about the 10 most common toxins found in cosmetics, check out our detailed article on natural skincare here.

 

But for now, we’re going to give you three of our favourite natural products that we think you will love!

 

Burts Bees Essential Everyday Products

 

This pack isn’t your average set — it includes something for every part of the body. Coconut foot cream and beeswax hand salve to soften and moisturize the hands and feet; soap bark and chamomile deep cleansing cream and honey body lotion to keep the skin supple; and beeswax lip balm to keep those lips looking smooth and plump. Produced by a company that uses only natural ingredients in their products, Burts Bees should be a staple in your beauty routine.

 

Key features:

    • 5 different Burts Bees products
      • Foot cream
      • Body lotion
      • Hand salve
      • Deep cleansing cream
      • Lip balm
    • Made with natural ingredients
    • Compact (great for purses!)

 

Downsides:

    • Tubes are small (travel size)
    • Scented — may not appeal to some people

 

What customers say:

    • Amazing
    • Great for travel, in the office, or just in your purse
    • Great price, inexpensive
    • Excellent moisturizer for dry skin
    • Amazing and smells great

 

Based just on what customers say, you can’t go wrong with anything Burts Bees!

 

Dr. Hauschka Tinted Day cream, 1.0 ounce

 

Dr. Hauschka makes a high-quality day cream that isn’t full of toxic substances that will leave your skin feeling dry and tough. It adds a touch of colour to mask any imperfections and can be used in place of foundation. This tinted moisturizer also offers protection for sensitive skin and softens skin tone to leave you with a healthy glow.

 

Key features:

    • Certified natural
    • Free from fragrances, dyes, and preservatives
    • Transparent on skin
    • Compact size
    • Protects and moisturizes

 

Downsides:

    • Not moisturizing enough to be used alone
    • Slightly pricey
    • Can be slightly heavy feeling on certain skin

 

What customers say:

    • “Less is more” — fits the bill perfect for skin cream!
    • Deeply hydrating
    • Makes skin look alive
    • Truly amazing BB cream
    • Nice natural tint, lovely glow that doesn’t make you break out

 

Weleda Organic Smoothing Natural Eye Cream, 10mL

 

The smoothing natural eye cream by Weleda is a great product for people looking to diminish puffiness and reduce fine lines and wrinkles. It’s natural formula helps to soothe tired and strained eyes, and can even be used by people who wear contact lenses! Weleda’s cream contains high quality cold-pressed wild rode seed oil, peach kernel oil, and almond oil to naturally strengthen the skin’s protective barrier and provide it with extra nourishment, leaving it strong, healthy, and glowing!

 

Key features:

    • Certified natural and organic
    • Compact
    • Affordable
    • Fragrance-free
    • Contains important fatty acids along with vitamin A and E
    • Subtle scent

 

Downsides:

    • Not hydrating enough
    • May be irritating for sensitive skin
    • Expensive for amount
    • Not suitable for all skin types

 

What customers say:

    • Feels fabulous
    • Gets rid of dark circles
    • No sticky feeling
    • Gets rid of puffiness and fine lines
    • Terrific cream, wonderful product
    • Safe and effective

 

Making the switch to natural skincare is 100% worth it. Not only are you eliminating all the toxic chemicals and harsh substances, but you’re giving your skin more of what it needs to look and feel its best — proper nourishment from the outside in!

 

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